Kessler Park has long been considered one of Dallas’ prettiest and most architecturally distinctive neighborhoods. The neighborhood is actually made up of three contiguous neighborhoods — Kessler Park, Stevens Park and East Kessler Park. The neighborhoods are separated by Stevens Park Golf Course to the west and Sylvan Avenue to the east which is one of the primary access points in the neighborhood.
Kessler Park is often referred to as Dallas’ hidden jewel of a neighborhood. Many Dallas observers, and media publications, have referred to it as perhaps the most beautifully situated residential area of the city, with attractive, hilly topography, old-growth trees, atmospheric beauty and impressive architecture that would be the pride of any city. As one of the city’s only areas with rolling hills, meandering boulevards and a canopy of majestic trees, Kessler Park offers a peace and tranquility that is rare in the heart of the city. Only five minutes from downtown Dallas, the Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, and Victory Park’s shopping, dining and sports venues, Kessler Park is on the southern edge of the planned Trinity River Parks, with spectacular views of the Dallas skyline.
Home buyers benefit from a wide variety of architectural styles featuring charming brick, stone and stucco cottages, English Tudors, Spanish Eclectic, Prairie & Craftsman, Mediterranean homes and stately mansions with distinctive architectural integrity. Home sizes range from 1100 square feet to over 7,000 square foot mansions. Lot sizes vary considerably but are often just shy of a 1/4 acre to some estate properties with more than 2 acres.
Once discovered, most residents never leave the beauty of the neighborhood and homes. This sort of stability partially explains why Kessler Park has maintained its opulence when some other Dallas neighborhoods didn’t fair as well over the decades. The residents of Kessler Park, named for Dallas’ first City Planner, George E. Kessler tend to be very proud of their homes, their streets, and their public spaces, but are also welcoming of newcomers. Periodic neighborhood-wide events are well attended, so that, over time, people can put names to faces and expand their circle of friends and acquaintances. We know our neighbors, married couples and singles, with or without children, retired, or “upwardly mobile,” artisans, golfers, scholars, busy professionals or soccer moms, all unite in their love of the Kessler community.
With the planned Trinity River Project and the new Santiago Calatrava bridge as a new gateway to Kessler Park and North Oak Cliff, great things are expected for the area in the coming years. The restored Bishop Arts District provides an outstanding array of restaurants, art galleries, shopping and entertainment, as well as the Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant, retail, artist, and entertainment destination located at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, and the newly developed Sylvan 30 with restuarants and shopping.
With immediate access to I-30 and I-35, Kessler Park is only a short drive to downtown, Uptown, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek, the Park Cities, Mid Cities, Love Field and D/FW Airport. A private school, The Kessler School, is located right in the heart of the neighborhood, as well as well-regarded Rosemont Elementary school.